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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis


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Black Francis

Top Songs by
Black Francis

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Tight Black Rubber
  3.   Lolita
  4.   Serious Curious
  5.   The Seus
  6.   Polly's Into Me
  7.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  8.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  9.   Stars
  10.   She Took All The Money
  11.   Captain Pasty
  12.   The Obedient Servant
  13.   Il Cuchaiao
  14.   Ghost Coming
  15.   Wheels
  16.   Threshold Apprehension
  17.   Rabbits
  18.   The Maharal
  19.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  20.   Custom All the Way
  21.   Bad News
  22.   Test Pilot Blues
  23.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  24.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  25.   Dead Man's Curve
  26.   The Conjuring
  27.   When I Go Down on You
  28.   Abbabubba
  29.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  30.   Captain Pasty
  31.   Band Intro
  32.   She Took All the Money
  33.   Discotheque 36
  34.   All Around the World
  35.   You're Gonna Pay
  36.   The Word (Reprise)
  37.   Makanujo
  38.   Get Away Oil
  39.   Astaroth
  40.   Alabaster
  41.   Wild Son
  42.   O My Tidy Sum
  43.   Lake of Sin
  44.   Cinema Star
  45.   Test Pilot Blues
  46.   The Flower Song
  47.   Tight Black Rubber
  48.   Gyaneshwar
  49.   Virginia Reel
  50.   Bluefinger
  51.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  52.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  53.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  54.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  55.   Six Legged Man
  56.   Bluefinger
  57.   Corrina
  58.   Lolita
  59.   Miriam and Florian
  60.   Nonstoperotik
  61.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  62.   Little Stars Theme
  63.   Talking
  64.   Svn Fngrs
  65.   Polly's into Me
  66.   Discotheque 36
  67.   The Water
  68.   Miriam and Florian Theme

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